Japanese Soufflé pancake café MŌICHI opens in Hanoi – Offering sweet and savory pancakes

PUBLISHED Oct 27, 2021

Soufflé pancake with baked apple and cinnamon

It has been four months since soufflé pancake café MŌICHI (11A An Duong, Yen Phu, Tay Ho, Ha Noi) opened in Tay Ho district, Hanoi.

The café opened on June 15. Customers can choose from 10 kinds of sweet and savory pancakes. Nguyen Khanh Linh who is the café owner had eaten pancake in Harajuku, Tokyo, and amazed it. Nguyen loves it and says “It was fluffy and melted in the mouth. I tried to find a similar restaurant in Hanoi but there is no Japanese-style pancake café so that I have decided to open it by myself.”

They have 9 tables and can accommodate 30 customers in total. For the interior, they use natural materials such as bamboo and trees. Nguyen comments “The design is based on warm yellow color. It is minimal Japanese style.” The name of the store is derived from “once again” in Japanese. Nguyen also adds “We named after this restaurant as MŌICHI because we wish our café to be the place where our customers would like to come again.”

The café makes pancakes every time they receive orders from their customers. Therefore, it takes approximately 18 minutes to serve. For sweet pancake, they have Strawberry and mint (125,000 VND) that uses strawberry, mint, home-made jam, and maple syrup; Baked apple and cinnamon (135,000 VND) that uses baked apple, cinnamon crumble, vanilla ice cream, home-made caramel sauce; Green tea and black honey (120,000 VND) that uses green tea whipped cream and home-made black honey. For savory pancakes, they offer smoked salmon avocado with basil sauce (150,000 VND); and Pancake (150,000 VND) with bacon, sausages, fried eggs, and maple syrup.

Nguyen says “We want to be the place where not only for eating pancake but also offering opportunities that our customers can experience Japanese culture.”

Opening hour is 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays. They offer takeaway and delivery options as well. Customers can order by delivery website KKday, and smartphone apps such as ShopeeFood, GradFood, Baemin, and Gojek.

 

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